16 April 2020 – Sentinel testing conducted at Queenstown supermarket

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Surveillance and response measures; Detecting and isolating cases
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Director General of Health, Southern DHB, WellSouth

Overview: Sentinel surveillance begins with random testing of supermarket shoppers in 3 sites
Full details here: https://covid19.govt.nz/latest-updates/daily-covid-19-media-conferences-16-april/transcript-of-daily-covid-19-media-conference-16-april/

Other links: 1
Type of Justification: No justification given
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – academic
Evidence/Justification: There had previously appeared a critical blog by University academics commenting on testing capacities and needs